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stepped in. >> this is a way of ensuring a warm, welcoming environment judgment-free, so that families can come and relax and have a good time and not worry about how the person on the spectrum is going to behave or what other people might think. >> reporter: lisa is director of accessibility programs of the theater development fund. the nonprofit organization coordinates performances like these four times a year. the mission is to make live theater more accessible to diverse audiences. here are some of the things you'll see at an autism friendly show that you wouldn't see on broadway otherwise. ushers have about 30 extra helpers on hand. they hand out colorful stress relievers called manipulative to help autistic audience members to relax before and during the performance. they make the autism friendly shows as close to the regular shows as possible. audio levels are reduced by about 20% and strobe lights are completely eliminated. yet organizers say it's what's happening offer stage that truly makes this broadway performance unique. the usually empty lobbies are transformed into spaces f
to help alleviate problems based in urban environments. >> tell me what have you guys built? what is it? >> it's a big -- it's an integrated lawn. >> what kinds of plants did you plant in yours? >> lettuce, basil, and carrots. >> this is something i could grow on my roof? >> yeah. >> if you want -- if you went to your landlord and asked him, can i grow some plants on the roof and he said sure, it's easier to get your food from a local place, and it's healthier and -- >> you're harvesting, do you select a large plant? >> with the help of the students, this particular greenhouse can produce up to 9,000 pounds of produce a year. more than the kids could ever eat, so this class of second graders voted to donate their greens to meals on wheels. >> we appreciate it. >> which delivered the produce to a senior citizens senior in midtown manhattan. >> so one of the great things about all the produce that they produce here is that it's a great way to connect to the community. >> just like the students, many businesses are also experimenting with hydroponic greenhouses, a point not lost on the kid
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